The Council

The Town Council consists of 15 members elected from from five Wards every four years. The map below shows the current ward boundaries. (Click on the map to see a larger image.)

Geographical map of the Ward boundaries

Current boundary maps are available for download in PDF format:

Please Note: The Ward Boundaries will change for the May 2019 Elections. The seven new boundaries can be found below 

New Boundary maps, from 2nd May 2019, are available to download in PDF format:

The Mayor is elected from within the Council and to qualify a candidate must have served as a Town Councillor for at least three years. The Mayor is appointed for a period of at least one year.

The Council committees meet on two monthly cycles – some 45 meetings a year.

The Town Council actively encourages positive public participation in all its activities and meetings of the Council. All Committee meetings are open to the Press and public. Additionally, the Council offers members of the public the opportunity to address the Full Council on any subject at its bimonthly Council meeting.

A complete list of meetings for the Municipal Year can be viewed here.

The following Council procedure and policy documents can be downloaded as PDFs: